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Virtual Dementia Caregiving Conference set for Saturday, August 1

Laramie County Community College and other sponsors are hosting the virtual Dementia Caregiver Resource Fair on Saturday, August 1
Laramie County Community College and other sponsors are hosting the virtual Dementia Caregiver Resource Fair on Saturday, August 1
Published: Jul. 29, 2020 at 12:03 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Release) - Laramie County Community College and other sponsors are hosting the virtual Dementia Caregiver Resource Fair on Saturday, August 1, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event is free and open to anyone who provides caregiving for someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or any dementia.

The Resource Fair will feature two keynote speakers: at 9:00 a.m., geriatrician Dr. Cara Johnson will speak about the different types of dementia and the process of getting a diagnosis. At 12:30 p.m., the second keynote will be given by medical social worker Carol Taylor on the topic Off & Running: The Care Partner’s Motto.

Other presentations include:

A “brain tour” and explanation of dementia by neurologist Dr. Tracie Caller; Medicare, Medicaid & Long-Term Care Payment Issues by Charlie Simeneo; Dementia-Related Behaviors presented by Natalie Cheevers, RN; Tips for Successful Communication by Carol Taylor; and Nutrition for those Living with Dementia by dietician Anna Hambright.

There is no fee to attend the conference, though pre-registration is required. Register for the conference at 307.778.1236 or lccc.wy.edu/enrichment. Registrants will then receive links for the presentations along with a guide to resource information for those living with dementia.

Sponsors of the Dementia Caregivers Resource Fair include: Laramie County Community College, Alzheimer’s Association – Wyoming, Wyoming Department of Health, Synergy HomeCare and Home Instead Senior Care.

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